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Madagascar

Madagascar is a three-part BBC nature documentary series narrated by David Attenborough, focusing on the landscape and wildlife of the island of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. Over 80 percent of Madagascar's animals and plants are found nowhere else on Earth. Madagascar is an Alice-in-Wonderland island of weird animals, strange plants and extraordinary landscapes. The series reveals what made Madagascar so different from the rest of the world, and how evolution ran wild in the island. And the series has a special episode which explores a theory of how the elephant bird of Madagascar, the largest bird that ever lived, became extinct.

Episode 1 - Island of Marvels
This episode reveals the island's most bizarre and dramatic places, and the unique wildlife that has made its home in each, thanks to the geology and isolation of this Alice-in-Wonderland world.

Episode 2 - Lost Worlds
This episode looks at the eastern coast of the island and its unique wildlife: cyanide-eating lemurs, cannibalistic frogs, meat-eating plants, cryptic leaf-tailed geckos, etc.

Episode 3 - Land of Heat and Dust
This episode features the wildlife at home in the desert-like west and south of Madagascar, where it might not rain for nine months of the year, and some years not at all.

Episode 4 - Attenborough and the Giant Egg
This is a special episode of the series. David Attenborough explores a theory of how the elephant bird of Madagascar, the largest bird that ever lived, became extinct.


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